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Laura Beth Schiele

January 23, 1968 — December 21, 2017

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Laura Beth Tryforos Schiele of Putnam Valley, New York passed away peacefully at NYP Hudson Valley Hospital  on Thursday, December 21, 2017. She was 49 years old. Born on January 23, 1968, at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, New York, to Nicholas H. Tryforos and M. Lynne Brundage Tryforos.

Laura graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Bridgeport , Connecticut, where she received a BS Degree in Interior Design/Architecture. She entered the fashion industry and became  a Director with  Ralph Lauren, Vice President of Licensing for Tommy Hilfiger, and after Tommy Hilfiger was bought out by Apax Partners, a Consultant-business and brand development.

Laura married  Warren S.C. Schiele November 7, 1998,  in the “ Lady Chapel” of  St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  They lived in Tribeca, New York,  before purchasing and building a home on  the former Graymoor Friars of Atonement property on Indian Lake in Putnam Valley, New York. The property already steeped in history, soon became alive again with the many reunions of family and friends, and people who remembered when, the Friars and Sisters had summer camps for disadvantaged inner city children, as well as summer Sunday Masses. Laura from an early age was attuned to helping others around her, volunteered at the hospital, and visited local nursing homes. She was that friend many came to with life’s challenges,  and will also be remembered for her gentle generosity, love of children, animals, and the world around her. A mentor, and fiercely loyal friend.  She savored the beauty in nature, hiking, water sports, reading, music ...the silence of the evening, and the star filled nights. She was born embracing life.

Survivors include her husband Warren S.C. Schiele, Senior Director of CME Group in Manhattan. , her Father Nicholas H. Tryforos,  Mother  M. Lynne Padilla,  Sister Electra Bokanoski, Step Siblings Dana Pericelli-Delaney , Robert Perricelli and his wife Virginia, Benjamin Padilla and his wife Kathie, Mark Padilla and his wife Molly, James Padilla and Lana Narosky, Sister in Law Caroline Leary and her husband Steve, Brother in law  Erick Schiele and his wife Nancy, her In laws , George and Joan Schiele. Laura is also survived by  Nieces and Nephews ...Nicole Bokanoski, Alexandra and Nicholas Delaney, Robert Andrew, Amanda and Marissa Perricelli, Alex, Santiago and Juan Padilla, William, Alexandra, Jack Leary,  and Olivia Schiele.

A private burial  will be held at the Cold Spring Cemetery, with a memorial service planned for a later date,

Donations in Laura’s memory may be made  to the Graymoor Friars of Atonement, an ecumenical community,  known for their many works including helping families in crises, the disadvantaged, and the addicted to restart their lives…{Fr Emil Tomaskovic, SA  -P O Box 301  Garrison, N.Y. 10524 -Tax Deductible ID #14-1361165} or a group Laura and her husband Warren helped launch for inner city children {BE First Boxing -200 North Water Street- Peekskill N.Y, 10566  - Tax Deductible ID #47-1361165}

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